Our Vision is a better Internet.
We want to educate policymakers and digital consumers (YOU) about what is happening to us (YOU), how it is happening and why we (YOU!) should care.
We are currently focusing our efforts on fighting the following four destructive forces:
Filter Bubbles left, right and center.
The tendency to Skew to Sensationalism.
How algorithms push us toward regressive Binary Thinking.
The perils not-so-hidden in Unclear Authority.
We take issue with the very construct of the Internet. The dream was that it would bring us together. In reality, it is tearing us apart.
Come on humanity, we can do better!
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We use our deep bench of marketing skill sets, moxie and a few of your dollars to spread the word wide. We create free lesson plans for teachers, drop educational campaigns into the conversation and sponsor events that get people thinking. If you give us a few Benjamins we will spend them wisely. What we do is not cheap, but it works.
It's time to stop making excuses, time to act!
Pidgin Palace ArtsWe have renovated a carriage house built in 1910 to serve as BRINK Foundation's Tucson HQ. The 2000 square foot space has hardwood floors, beautiful light and 16 foot high ceilings. Pidgin Palace Arts is a contemporary art gallery and pan-generational media lab, a space for humane connectivity, a place to develop and create concepts to fight the algorithms. See More
Explaining AlgorithmsThe BRINK Foundation writes and creates targeted content that explains how the algorithms work, how filter bubbles are created and the issues around discerning authority on the Internet. We are currently soliciting donations so that we can produce and make media buys to distribute this content. See More
Free Lesson Plans For All GradesWe believe Internet Literacy should be taught alongside English. If you give a kid an iPad when she is 3, by the time they are in grade school there had better be a plan for teaching how to use the Internet. We are currently working with educators to create modern teaching strategies so that we can distribute free lesson plans that will help teachers at all levels reach our kids and stimulate their minds. See More
Arizona Voter GuidesIn 2018, we used Instagram Story videos to target young Arizona voters encouraging them to seek out impartial information on the candidates in the midterm election. Rising above polarized rhetoric to deliver clear, entertaining, non-partisan, unbiased guides, BRINK took home a prestigious REED award in the “Best Use of Technology for GOTV” category for this campaign. See More
Quick Takes are a way of dipping your ears into pools of momentary noise, looking for comforting melodies to listen to as the world implodes.
Don’t overthink them.
Time to do something.
Twitter users beware. Your every movement is tracked.